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Anderson, Barker Holding Town Hall Today

Two local elected leaders will hold a town hall this morning at the Prince William County Government Center.

Democrat State Senator George Barker and Delegate Richard Anderson will meet together at 10 a.m. to discuss what’s happening in the state legislature during this General Assembly period in Richmond.

One of Barker’s bills deals with mental illness and would require a patient who has been served with a detention order, and self-admitted to a mental hospital, could be brought before a judge who could order mandatory outpatient treatment for their illness if there is evidence to show the patient has not taken their treatment seriously.

Another bill would prohibit minors from using tanning beds at private facilities. Those ages 15 through 17 would have to have written consent from their parents before they could climb inside a tanning bed.

Anderson submitted a bill that would require a more clearly defined process of how to remove human remains from construction sites when they’re found. The measure comes after Prince William County school officials this past summer found human remains on the site of the soon-to-be-built 12th high school near the intersection of Va. 234 and Hoadly Road. Those remains will be reburied on a different plot of land on the site where the new school will be built, according to a December School Board resolution.

The meeting begins at 10 a.m., will be held inside the Board of Supervisors Chambers, and is open to the public.


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